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Quote Left Do not let yourselves be discouraged or embittered by the smallness of the success you are likely to achieve in trying to make life better. You certainly would not be able, in a single generation, to create an earthly paradise. Who could expect that? But, if you make life ever so little better, you will have done splendidly, and your lives will have been worthwhile. Quote Right
Quote Left America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair. Quote Right
Quote Left Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice. Quote Right
Quote Left We human beings do have some genuine freedom of choice and therefore some effective control over our own destinies. I am not a determinist. But I also believe that the decisive choice is seldom the latest choice in the series. More often than not, it will turn out to be some choice made relatively far back in the past. Quote Right
Quote Left As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility. Quote Right
Quote Left History teaches us that when a barbarian race confronts a sleeping culture, the barbarian always wins. Quote Right
Quote Left The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the continent like whales that have taken to the land. Quote Right